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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Heydon Roadverge
Calcareous grassland verge with rich flora, a small oasis in an arable landscape. A nearby small chalk pit is also important at approx. TL432409. Although in modern Cambridgeshire, these are both in Vice County 19 (North Essex).

locate Chafford Hundred Sand Martin Cliff
Sand cliff and adjacent flower rich grassland

locate Hadleigh Castle landslip
A landslip immediately below Hadleigh Castle with grazed grassland below down to railway line. The landslip has open areas and scrub and the habitat extends eastwards along the scarp.

locate Garnetts Wood
An important ancient woodland with Small-leaved Lime.

locate Bradwell-on-Sea Cockle Spit Reserve
An important area of shell shingle spits with an important invertebrate fauna.

locate East Tilbury Fort and silt lagoons
A complex of habitats around the fort, including old silt lagoons.

locate Chafford Hundred Sand Martin Cliff
Sand cliff and adjacent flower rich grassland

locate Brickbarn Wood
Taken to include Combe Wood to the east. This area is not all woodland, despite its name. The site has many excellent Sarsen Stones and an astonishing array of rare or scarce plants. Access by foot from Davy Down Country Park